Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security Concentration

Computer Systems Security Concentration
Information systems play an important role in supporting commerce, banking, telecommunications, healthcare, and national security.  As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, the need for cyber security experts becomes critical to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and safe from cyber threats.  The Bachelors of Science in Cyber Security is designed to help students acquire and apply the latest methods, techniques, and tools for securing the public and private sector.

 

Outcomes: Core

  • Evaluate computer and information security needs for an organization
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions
  • Assess risk management policies to ensure adequate protection of critical assets and information
  • Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise-level computer network
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and update enterprise-level security systems
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short and long term enterprise cyber security strategies
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments through the analysis of advanced threats and deploy countermeasures

 

Outcomes: Concentration:

  • Explain the computer architecture of a modern desktop or server to include the CPU, memory, and storage systems
  • Describe the homeland security program and organization for the United States
  • Construct programs in C++ to include fundamental algorithms and data structures
  • Construct apps for mobile devices
  • Analyze computer network architectures
  • Construct static and dynamic web sites

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MATH109Introduction to Algebra

4.5

MATH112Analytic College Algebra

4.5

MATH203Applications of Discrete Mathematics

4.5

MATH301Data Driven Statistics

4.5

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

POLS101Introduction to Political Science

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:70

Courses: Core

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

CSS200Principles of Network Security

4

CSS250Security Risk Management

4

CSS260Scripting with Perl

4

CSS300Vulnerability Assessment and Management

4

CSS321Software Assurance

4

CSS332Database and Web Vulnerabilities and Security

4

CSS350Computer Forensics I

4

CSS351Computer Forensics II

4

CSS380Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

4

CSS410Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security

4

CSS441Security Compliance

4

CSS450Security Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:52

Courses: Concentration

CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security

4

CE242Computer Architecture

4

 

CS104Problem Solving Concepts With C++

4

or

CS107Problem Solving Concepts with Python

4

 

CS115Programming With C++

4

or

CS117Programming in Python

4

 

CS126Unix Fundamentals

4

or

CS146Introduction to UNIX

4

 

CS215Intermediate C++ Programming

4

or

CS217Intermediate Python Programming

4

 

CS230Data Structures

4

or

CS235Data Structures with C++

4

 

CS265Algorithms

4

CS310Programming Mobile Apps

4

CS340Operating Systems

4

CS366Software Engineering Methods

4

EM200Introduction to Website Development

4

IT204Fundamentals of Networking

4

IT305Advanced Networking

4

Tech ElectivesSelect two CSS or CS or IT courses

8

Total Credit Hours:64

Total Credit Hours: 186

National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus